Bloch, Konrad E.
- James J. Bohning
Bloch, Konrad E. (21 January 1912–15 October 2000), biochemist, was born in Neisse, Upper Silesia (then part of Germany), the son of Fritz Bloch, a mechanic, and Hedwig Striemer Bloch. His father, whose family had been in the province since 1800, ran the family drapery business. While on a summer vacation during World War I, Bloch joined his father, a German officer, at the quiet German-Danish front and enjoyed the beaches on the Baltic Sea. During his ...